Welcome to CUPE 1334

People depend on public services; services depend on people to deliver them.


CUPE 1334 represents Trades, Maintenance and Service workers on the main Campus at the University of Guelph.  The Local received it’s Charter on July 20th, 1971.

The diversity of job classifications in the main unit includes drivers, material handlers, custodians, ground keepers, stores keepers, fire prevention officers, residence porters, building mechanics and trades.

In 2010, the local organized a group of Part Time library workers who now are Unit 1 of the Local.  This unit represents library workers in stack maintenance, accessibility and the annex.

Both units have just successfully negotiated collective agreements with 2019 expiry dates.

Along with ensuring members are represented on university convened committees, CUPE 1334 participates with the Guelph & District Labour Council and is active on the CUPE Ontario University Workers Coordinating Committee (OUWCC).

General Membership Meetings (GMM) are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month with the exceptions of July, August and December.  The GMM’s start at 7:30pm and are held in room 442 of the University Center.

To contact the local please call 519-836-5470 or email cupe1334@uoguelph.ca.

March 19, 2017

The University Board of Governors held their ratification of the Tentative Agreement on Friday, March 17th.  They voted to Ratify and thus we have a new Collective Agreement.

March 17, 2017

The Tentative Agreement between CUPE 1334 and The University of Guelph was ratified by the members of CUPE 1334 March 16th, 2017.

The University Of Guelph Board Of Governors will be voting on the Tentative Agreement today, March 17th.

An important point is that due to the Tentative Agreement, the University Of Guelph officially withdrew their notice of their intention to contract out the custodial duties of 3 buildings on the University Of Guelph Campus.

This means that the positions filled by Temporary Full Time Staff Members, positions that CUPE 1334 believed would be eliminated due to contracting out, were not eliminated.

Full details of the Tentative Agreement will be released once the Agreement is ratified by the University Of Guelph Board Of Governors.

March 13, 2017

March 11, 2017

Settlement Achieved


CUPE 1334 is proud to announce we have achieved a tentative settlement with the University Of Guelph.

Ratification of the Collective Agreement will occur March 16th.

The strong support of the entire local was instrumental in achieving this Settlement.  As well, we would like to send a shout out to all of our allies and the students who supported us through the bargaining process.

We couldn’t have done it without you.


Your Bargaining Committee

Pleased that we have reached a tentative agreement